In short: Best Race HQ I have ever been to In full: Decided to do the half to save standing waiting for husband to do the full. Some serious hills but friendly marshals with lots of goodies made it a very hard but strangely enjoyable race. Nice medal and the chip timing guys were superb with individual printouts at the end. Date of review: November 18, 2013
In short: Glorious run in the Autumn sunshine In full: Thanks to Sittingbourne Striders for a great race. Nice technical teeshirt and friendly marshals. Race HQ very nice too. Date of review: October 7, 2013
In short: Christmas has started! In full: Once again Maidstone Harriers put on a festive treat! Slick organisation with friendly faces everywhere make this one of my favourite races of the year! The mud this year was back with a vengeance but we were 5 minutes quicker so maybe I'm fitter!
In short: Was the mud replaced with more uphill bits this year! In full: Definitely drier than previous events but some superb sploshing opportunities! Great scenery and camaraderie. Terrific event - only gripe £10 for a replacement number is incredibly steep given the profits they must be making. Date of review: November 26, 2011
In short: Feeling hot hot HOT! In full: Well done Sittingbourne - a lovely route, friendly marshals and a nice touch for all of them to have extra water today! I had a nightmare of a run but that is probably down to me and the unseasonal weather - will come back when hopefully it won't be so hot and my face isn't the colour of a boiled lobster! Nice technical tee shirt too. Date of review: October 2, 2011
In short: The marshals were brilliant In full: I was supporting club members today and have nothing but praise for the marshals where I was standing (about 12 miles). They were doing an excellent job coping with idiot drivers - especially the 4 x4 towing a trailer who seemed to have no idea that there were runners in the road!! THey were cheerful and supportive. Our club members enjoyed it despite the temperature - well done Halstead. Date of review: May 9, 2011
In short: The British Public make this event - thanks to them all In full: Had an awful run so disappointing as it will definitely be my last London marathon. Too many people walking far too early in the race and spread across the road, far too many in Ipod/MP3's - what is the point when the crowd support and music round the route are what makes this event so special?
Liked the sports bottles as it made it much easier but think the teeshirt is rubbish - I hope the money they saved on it actually gets donated to the London Marathon Charity. Date of review: April 26, 2010
In short: Brilliant marshals In full: Supportive, friendly marshals and plenty of water. The weather was kind. My only small moan is that for the entry fee the medal was a bit cheap and tacky. Date of review: April 3, 2010